Get the Roof Ready for Winter, Before It’s Too Late
Prepare Your Roof For Winter
With winter right around the corner, you need to prepare your home for harsh weather conditions. If your roof hasn’t given you any issues, you might not be too worried. However, there are plenty of roofing issues that become apparent after the moisture comes and you start noticing leaks. Instead of waiting for this to happen, start preparing your roof now.
Check and Inspect
While a thorough roof inspection is best left to the professionals, there are some things you can do on your own. Start by inspecting it from ground level. Look for missing or damaged roofing materials. Check for granules or shingles that might be around the ground. While you’re checking, take a look at the soffit and fascia to see if there are any holes.
The professionals can then conduct a more in-depth inspection, looking for damage right on the roof. With proper safety equipment, they can get up close to look for issues you wouldn’t be able to see from the ground. As a part of this inspection, they may check shingles and other roofing materials, flashing, sealant, gutters, and valleys.
Repair or Replace
If your fall inspection yields damages, you’ll want to have them repaired as soon as possible. If the damage is quite extensive, there’s a chance you’ll need a full replacement instead. Speak with the professionals to understand what type of materials might be best for your new roof and get the installation scheduled soon.
Insulate and Ventilate
One of the ways you can improve energy efficiency throughout the winter is by having proper insulation and ventilation. Start improving this by taking a look at your attic. From your attic, you can look for roof damage from the inside. If there are any areas where sunlight or wind is coming through, they need to be repaired or sealed.